Tuesday, May 30, 2006


Went into town to get the bike service after 18 months and to get into the gym — something I've been neglecting while the building work has been going on. The usual place in the Kite was too busy to fit me in for the service, so I tired a new little place near the old CUP building, another of these Mon-Fri only places which are so annoying when you don't work in town.

I was rather out of shape in the gym, having to ease back to lighter weights to get a decent set done — but not as out of shape as the bike, which turned out to have a snapped back axle and damaged hub, without me even noticing!

Monday, May 29, 2006

Moving in

This weekend, I was finally able to re-lay the parquet in what used to be the dining area, and we were able to shift the fridge there, and get the armchair that had been stored in the spare room down into the new space, and shift the hi-fi so there were speakers in the new dining area.

It's amazing quite how much more home-like this is making things feel.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


14000 miles on the drive.

And in the on-going saga of the builders, the old front porch has been bricked in.